History Film / TearsOfTheSun

28th Jul '16 3:10:53 PM Ohio9
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* EscortMission: The entire movie revolves around the SEAL team's attempt to escort civilians out of hostile territory.
22nd Apr '16 4:56:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: The [=SEALs=] show signs of this. [[spoiler: After learning that the rebels were able to track them across the jungle at night, they quickly deduce that someone is transmitting their location. They then wonder ''why'' someone would bother to do this. After learning that there is in fact a mole, they demand to know why someone would care that much about a group of refugees.]]
22nd Apr '16 4:55:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: A beef many critics had with the film. Which is ironic since the last thing the US wanted to do, in the film, was to be officially and directly involved.
** Considering how omnipresent this trope is, it is baffling critics would single out such a subtle representation.

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* AmericaSavesTheDay: A beef many critics had with the film. Which is ironic since the last thing the US wanted to do, in the film, was to be officially and directly involved.
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involved. Considering how omnipresent this trope is, it is baffling critics would single out such a subtle representation.
10th Apr '16 2:23:48 PM Tank50us
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* TheLoad: Averted with the Refugees. Most of them take cover or hang back while the [=SEALs=] do the shooting. However, [[spoiler: after the village massacre]] several of them pick up weapons, and during the final battle actually ''help'' the [=SEALs=] by providing covering fire for not just the team, but also the civilians trying to make a run for the refugee camp.
31st Mar '16 3:50:11 AM Orca1_9904
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* HoldTheLine: Lt. Waters' team attempts this at the climax of the film, desperately trying to buy time for the refugees to reach safety in Cameroon, Lt. Waters even invoking the trope by name when he and the other [=SEALs=] make their last stand.



** Most prominently, in the final battle, the outnumbered [=SEALs=] are correctly performing the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Peel center peel, Kiting retreating while performing suppressive fire]].

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** Most prominently, in the final battle, the outnumbered [=SEALs=] are correctly performing the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_Peel center peel, Kiting retreating while performing suppressive suppressing fire]].
26th Nov '15 9:00:55 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Tears of the Sun''''' is a 2003 American war film, depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria. Lt. A.K. Waters (BruceWillis) commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Creator/MonicaBellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital.

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'''''Tears ''Tears of the Sun''''' Sun'' is a 2003 American war film, depicting a United States Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria. Lt. A.K. Waters (BruceWillis) commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Creator/MonicaBellucci) from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital.
26th Nov '15 9:00:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** In fact of the soldiers who do die, most are shot several times before doing so. The other may have only been hit once, in the stomach, but it took awhile for him to die. Most of the survivors have been shot as well.



** [[spoiler:Should be noted that by that point, Waters has saved Kendrick's life, openly risked his career to take the refugees to the border and the life of the men under him, and engaged in unlawful combat to stop the massacre at a village.]]



** Then they show the pilots using their [=HUDs=] to lock on to enemy combatants (which cannot be done even with the most sophisticated targeting systems)
*** Actually, they're not using a sophisticated targeting system, but the HUDs "Point of Impact" reticule (although it is shown incorrectly) to line up the ordinance for delivery. In reality, the PIPR looks like [[http://wiki.hoggit.us/images/thumb/c/cd/HUD_CCRP_ANNOTATED.png/400px-HUD_CCRP_ANNOTATED.png this]], and only comes up with bombs are selected, with a modified version for rockets, and another ([[http://www.pushing-pixels.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/mig-29_f_18_gun_camera.jpg that's tied to the aircrafts radar]]) for the gun.
26th Nov '15 8:53:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** Justified however as Waters could be a Mustang, having first enlisted in the Navy, and was commissioned as an officer sometime later (likely sometime before his SEAL training). Also, in the US Navy, the rank of "Lieutenant" is equivalent to the rank of "Captain" in the US Air Force or Army (O-3)
11th Nov '15 8:14:43 AM W1nchester
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* FriendlySniper: Both "Flea" and "Silk" can be considered this. Despite using an M4 and M14 as their main weapons.

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* FriendlySniper: Both "Flea" and "Silk" can be considered this. Despite using an M4 and M14 as their main weapons. Flea takes the cake on this one, as he is the first member of the team to share his MREs with the villagers.
2nd Nov '15 9:38:37 PM t209
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* BadassBystander: The refugees do took up arms to both defend themselves and aid the SEAL team, especially the village and the finale.
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